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Noir archive 9-film collection. Volume 2, 1954-1956

Format: Blu-Ray 2019
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Bait: A tale of deception and seduction, directed by and starring Hugo Haas features three people searching for a lost gold mine: the dangerous Marko, young miner Ray and the comely Peggy. As Marko and Ray search for the mine, Peggy arrives, stirring Ray's passion and igniting Marko's suspicion. As months pass, the three find themselves closing in on the mine, but the tension between them is rising. In the end, the three find themselves involved with a lot of gold and a game of dangerous deceit.
Crooked Web: Stan, a drive-in owner with a gambling problem, falls for Joanie, a carhop working at his restaurant. When Joanie's brother, Frank, comes into town, he offers Stan a sweet deal -- the chance to get a cut of $200,000 worth of gold hidden in Germany. What Stan doesn't know is that Joanie and Frank are undercover cops trying to nail him for a murder he may have committed during the war.
Cell 2455, Death Row: Based on the autobiographical book by Caryl Chessman, tells the story of how a boy becomes a brutal criminal. He begins with petty crime, escalating to violence, and finally convicted on charges of robbery and rape, is sent to San Quentin's Death Row. While awaiting execution, he studies law and manages to successfully represent himself in appeal after appeal.
5 Against the House: Four college students visiting Reno witness a failed casino robbery. As they leave, a cop tells them that there is no way to rob a casino. One of the students decides to prove the cop wrong as a goof, planning to return the money in the end. But another student, a war veteran with a head injury, has other ideas about what to do with the cash.
"Night Holds Terror: One man's act of kindness leads him and his family into an experiment in terror. When Gene Cortier picks up a hitchhiker, little does he know his passenger is part of a trio of heartless thieves. Instead of killing Cortier, the criminals decide to hold him for ransom. Unable to notify the police, Cortier's wife sits and waits for them to contact her. When the police do become involved, it's a tense cat-and-mouse hunt that gets more dangerous by the minute.
New Orleans Uncensored: A gritty crime thriller about a newly-discharged sailor who gets a job as a longshoreman in The Big Easy. He swiftly discovers mob corruption throughout the docks, and when a friend is killed by the gangsters, he convinces the police to let him go undercover and take matters into his own hands.
Footsteps in the Fog: A recently widowed Londoner Stephen Lowry is confronted by his housemaid, Lily, with the knowledge that his deceased wife was poisoned. Mr. Lowry, feeling stunned and blackmailed, promotes to head of the housemaids. Eventually, the threat of blackmail is too much for Mr. Lowry and Lily as they struggle to gain control of the situation, with fatal results.
Spin a Dark Web: A Canadian prizefighter becomes mixed up in organized crime in England, and struggles to get out.
Rumble on the Docks: Jimmy Smigelski, sides off against his own father when he is taken under the wing of one of the local longshoreman's protection racket's goons. Smigelski's association with the gang brings him into fast company, and soon, his family, friends, and girlfriend are afraid that he will go too far, and even become an accessory to murder.
Disc one. Bait (79 min.) / story and screenplay by Samuel W. Taylor ; produced and directed by Hugo Haas ; The Crooked Web (77 min.) / directed by Nathan Hertz Juran, story and screenplay by Lou Breslow ; produced by Sam Katzman ; Cell 2455, Death Row (77 min.) / screenplay by Jack DeWitt ; produced by Wallace MacDonald ; directed by Fred F. Sears
Disc two. 5 Against the House (84 min.) / screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, William Bowers, John Barnwell ; produced by Stirling Silliphant and John Barnwell ; directed by Phil Karlson ; The Night Holds Terror (86 min.) / written, produced and directed by Andrew J. Stone ; New Orleans Uncensored (76 min.) / screen play by Orville H. Hampton and Lewis Meltzer
Disc three. Footsteps in the Fog (90 min.) / screenplay by Dorothy Reid, Lenore Coffee ; produced by M.J. Frankovich, Maxwell Setton ; directed by Arthur Lubin.; Spin a Dark Web (76 min.) / producer, George Maynard ; screenplay by Ian Stuart Black ; directed by Vernon Sewell; Rumble on the Docks (82 min.) / screenplay by Lou Morheim and Jack DeWitt ; produced by Sam Katzman ; directed by Fred F. Sears.

Additional Information
Subjects Chessman, Caryl, -- 1921-1960 -- Film adaptations.
Great Britain. -- Metropolitan Police Office -- Drama.
Gold mines and mining -- Drama.
Deception -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Criminals -- California -- Drama.
Death row inmates -- California -- Drama.
Jailhouse lawyers -- California -- Drama.
Capital punishment -- California -- Drama.
Casinos -- Nevada -- Reno -- Drama.
Robbery -- Nevada -- Reno -- Drama.
College students -- Nevada -- Reno -- Drama.
Stevedores -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama.
Women household employees -- Drama.
Extortion -- Drama.
Husband and wife -- Drama.
Organized crime -- England -- London -- Drama.
Eavesdropping -- Drama.
Canadians -- England -- London -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Film noir.
Crime films.
Legal films.
Biographical films.
Gangster films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Golden Valley, Minnesota] :2019
Edition Blu-ray.
Other Titles Bait (Motion picture)
Crooked web (Motion picture)
Cell 2455, Death row (Motion picture)
5 against the house (Motion picture)
Night holds terror (Motion picture)
New Orleans uncensored (Motion picture)
Footsteps in the fog (Motion picture)
Spin a dark web (Motion picture)
Rumble on the docks (Motion picture)
5 against the house.
Rumble on the docks.
Wide boys never work.
Cell 2455.
Noir archive nine-film collection.
Contributors Taylor, Samuel W. (Samuel Woolley), 1907-1997, screenwriter.
Haas, Hugo, 1903-1968, film producer, film director, actor.
Moore, Cleo, 1924-1973, actor.
Agar, John, 1921-2002, actor.
Lovejoy, Frank, 1912-1962, actor.
Blanchard, Mari, 1923-1970, actor.
Denning, Richard, 1914-1998, actor.
Breslow, Lou, screenplay.
Katzman, Sam, 1901-1973, producer.
Juran, Nathan, 1907-2002, director.
Sears, Fred F., director.
DeWitt, Jack, 1900-1981, screenwriter.
MacDonald, Wallace, producer.
Campbell, William, 1923-2011, actor.
Campbell, Robert, 1924-1988, actor.
Carr, Marian, 1926- actor.
Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996, screenplay, film producer.
Bowers, William, 1916-1987, screenplay.
Barnwell, John, screenplay, film producer.
Karlson, Phil, 1908-1985, film director.
Novak, Kim, actor.
Madison, Guy, actor.
Stone, Andrew J., screenwriter, producer, director.
Kelly, Jack, 1927-1992, actor.
Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004 actor.
Edwards, Vince, 1928-1996, actor.
Finney, Jack. 5 against the house.
Castle, William, film director.
Hampton, Orville H., screenwriter.
Meltzer, Lewis, screenwriter.
Katzman, Sam, 1901-1973, film producer.
Franz, Arthur, 1920-2006, actor.
Garland, Beverly, 1926-2008, actor.
Stanton, Helene, 1925- actor.
Jacobs, W. W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943. Interruption.
Davenport, Dorothy, 1896-1977, screenwriter.
Coffee, Lenore, screenwriter.
Frankovich, Mike, 1910-1992, producer.
Setton, Maxwell, 1909- producer.
Lubin, Arthur, 1901-1995, director.
Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010, actor.
Granger, Stewart, 1913-1993, actor.
Travers, Bill, actor.
Maynard, George, producer.
Sewell, Vernon, director.
Black, Ian Stuart, 1915-1997, screenwriter.
Domergue, Faith, 1924-1999, actor.
Patterson, Lee, 1929-2007, actor.
Anderson, Rona, 1926-2013, actor.
Blake, Robert, 1933- actor.
Carey, Timothy Agoglia, 1929-1994, actor.
Darren, James, actor.
Morheim, Lou, 1922-2013, screenwriter.
Paley, Frank. Rumble on the docks.
Westerby, Robert. Wide boys never work.
Chessman, Caryl, 1921-1960. Cell 2455.
Participants/Performers Bait: Hugo Haas, Cleo Moore, John Agar.
Crooked Web: Frank Lovejoy, Mari Blanchard, Richard Denning
Cell 2455, Death Row: William Campbell, Robert Campbell, Marian Carr
5 Against the house: Kim Novak, Guy Madison, Brian Keith
Night Holds Terro: Jack Kelly, Hildy Parks, Vince Edwards
New Orleans Uncensored: Arthur Franz, Beverly Garland, Helene Stanton
Footsteps in the Fog: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers
Spin a Dark Web: Faith Domergue, Lee Patterson, Rona Andersonl
Rumble on the Docks: Robert Blake, Timothy Carey, James Darren
Audience "Not rated"--Container.
Language English
Optionally subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes A 3-disc set containing nine feature films from the noir genre, originally released 1954-1956: Bait (originally released: 1954), The Crooked Web (originally released: 1955), The Night Holds Terror (originally released: 1955), Footsteps in the Fog (originally released: 1955), Cell 245, Death Row (originally released: 1955), 5 Against the House (originally released: 1955), New Orleans Uncensored (originally released: 1955), Spin a Dark Web (originally released: 1955), and, Rumble on the Docks (originally released: 1956).
Title and credits from container.
"Compiled in collaboration with Kit Parker Films"--Container.
Footsteps in the Fog: Based on the original short story "The interruption" by W.W. Jacobs, adapted by Arthur Pierson.
Spin a Dark Web: Based on the novel Wide boys never work by Robert Westerby.
Rumble on the Docks: Based on the novel by Frank Paley.
System Details Blu-ray, region A; 1080p high definition; DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0; requires Blu-ray player.
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 12 hr., 7 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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